• WordNet 3.6
    • n awakening the act of waking "it was an early awakening","it was the waking up he hated most"
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We soon were awakened by the hissing of an enormous serpent We soon were awakened by the hissing of an enormous serpent

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Awakening Rousing from sleep, in a natural or a figurative sense; rousing into activity; exciting; as, the awakening city; an awakening discourse; the awakening dawn.
    • n Awakening The act of awaking, or ceasing to sleep. Specifically: A revival of religion, or more general attention to religious matters than usual.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n awakening The act of awaking from sleep.
    • n awakening An arousing from what is like sleep; a revival of interest in, or attention to, what has been neglected.
    • n awakening Especially A revival of religion, either in an individual or in a community: a use of the word derived from the Scripture symbol of sin as death or sleep, and conversion as resurrection or awakening.
    • awakening Rousing; alarming: as, an awakening sermon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Awakening the act of awaking or ceasing to sleep: an arousing from indifference: a revival of religion
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  • Bryan Adams
    Bryan Adams
    “I got in trouble with the police, and that was a rude awakening. That was it. I'd seen the bottom of the pit, and it was time to scrape myself out of it.”
  • Elbert Hubbard
    “We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.”
  • James Augustine
    James Augustine
    “It is as painful perhaps to be awakened from a vision as to be born.”
  • Bayard Taylor
    Bayard Taylor
    “Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.”
  • Friedrich Von Sachsen
    Friedrich Von Sachsen
    “Confidence awakens confidence.”
  • Albert Einstein
    “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. awæcnan. See Wake, Watch.


In literature:

The siren for the midday meal awakened me.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
Among these places for awakening are the ovarian regions.
"Complete Hypnotism: Mesmerism, Mind-Reading and Spiritualism" by A. Alpheus
The present History will be written for the specific purpose of awakening an interest in the danger that now threatens us.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
The hollow faced the East, and the bright sun, shining into their eyes, awakened them at last.
"The Young Trailers" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Roma's dog, which had slept on a chair through the tumult, was awakened by the lull and began to bark.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
But it was not the beginning of the Great Awakening.
"A History of American Christianity" by Leonard Woolsey Bacon
In the middle of the night Alfred was rudely disturbed by someone awakening him.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
Wisps of smoke from the fire were wafted into Grace's tent, awakening her instantly.
"Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders Among the Kentucky Mountaineers" by Jessie Graham Flower
It was Richard Clyde who awakened me.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
I would awaken young women to these things.
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver

In poetry:

(The sea that breaks, and beats and shakes
The caverns, howling loud,
Beyond the midnight Myall Lakes,
And half-awakened Stroud!)
"Dungog" by Henry Kendall
Soft its steps, and mild its mien,
As when twilight's urn above
Pours on earth's awakening scene
More and more of light and love.
"Faith and Works" by John Bowring
Wisely the parent peers
Through the future's unknown skies,
For knowledge of life has awakened fears
Of the storms that may arise
"To Hon. Jesse Holdom Of Chicago," by John Lawson Stoddard
I love thee for the voice whose power
Can in my heart awaken
To passioned life each slumbering chord
The ruder tones have shaken.
"A Valentine" by Madge Morris Wagner
The joyous whispering of lesser trees,
Who can interpret this?
Awakened souls whose inmost sanctities
Know Love's revealing kiss.
"Forest Sounds" by Alma Frances McCollum
And so tho He may scatter still
Many a fadeless other round,
In none, for us shall there be found
That first awakening and thrill.
"Birthright" by Cale Young Rice

In news:

It was a drawn-out and difficult journey, full of passion, hope, anger, betrayal and re-awakening.
'Underworld: Awakening' movie review: Kate Beckinsale is back in fighting and spandex form in the vampire-werewolves series.
' Kate Beckinsale's vampire warrioress in 'Underworld Awakening' proved popular as well, earning $25.4 million to take the top spot at the box office this weekend.
Each morning you'll be awakened by tropical sunshine peeping through your windows.
Giants awaken from AT&T Park stupor .
Fortunately, I was introduced to instructor Becca Tegen, who unlike my sweat -crazed friends, found an awakening much more spiritual than physical in yoga.
I guess you would have to live under the proverbial rock or be an awakening Rip Van Winkle not to know that this Sunday is Mother's Day.
Claremont man awakens to find smoke filling the room.
A teacher in the middle of a sudden spiritual awakening celebrated his moment of Zen by stripping naked and strolling the hallways of his school in the nude , police said.
3 Fashion Heavyweights Sparking Tobago 's Fashion Awakening.
Coverage by the press of events in Northern Ireland has produced an unintended, and unwelcome, consequence for British authorities - the awakening of conscience among Americans of Irish descent.
These letters and email testimonials of improved marriages, spiritual awakenings and new found hope have enabled her to formally trademark her work "Life-changing Fiction".
For months the awakening of anti-Semitism in Europe has been in the news.
Redskins' 'Great Awakening ' is putting us to sleep.
The Next Great Awakening Calling Catholics to fuller participation in civic life.

In science:

If the origin is initially occupied then the number of active particles grows to infinity as active particles jump on sites that have not been visited before, awakening the particles that are sitting there.
The shape theorem for the frog model with random initial configuration
With overwhelming probability it stays in D (n) 1,ε all that time and awakens at least O(n1−ε) sleeping particles.
The shape theorem for the frog model with random initial configuration
Pick n1−ε particles in D (n) 1,ε which were awakened by the initial particle by time n.
The shape theorem for the frog model with random initial configuration
In general, each time that one is computing the expected number of newly awakened particles in the proof of Lemma 2.1, considering m-good initial configuration instead of one-particle-per-site initial configuration costs only a constant factor.
The shape theorem for the frog model with random initial configuration
The awakened process spins and sleeps again.
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